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Thankful, cops march to CM
Balwant Garg
Tribune News Service

Muktsar, September 29
They seemed to be overjoyed after getting long-awaited promotions. So once they got the promotions, the cops could not resist saying thanks ‘volubly’ to the Chief Minister of Punjab.

Days after 5,199 constables and head constables were 'awarded' with promotions by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in Jalandhar, almost all the constabulary of Muktsar on Thursday reached Badal village with packets of sweets in their hands to thank Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Besides, many senior police officials of Muktsar jostled for space and rubbed shoulders with the constabulary to express their special gratitude to the CM.

Led by Muktsar SSP Inder Mohan Singh, a team of recently-promoted assistant sub-inspectors (ASIs) and head constables reached the residence of the Chief Minister at Badal village. Gidderbaha DSP Bhupinder Singh and Muktsar DSP Surinder Singh accompanied an 'overjoyed' team of constables and ASIs.


They not only expressed happiness and thanked the CM (nay the Deputy CM) for promoting them, but also for allowing some exemptions in the rules.

The Chief Minister also congratulated the officials for their 'achievements'.

Though this 'thanksgiving' visit of cops to the CM's residence could be a bit frustrating for the leaders of the Opposition, the senior police officers in Muktsar said there was nothing wrong in this expression of gratitude.

With today's development, the highly-debated issue of politicisation of Punjab police is all set to get spicier in the coming days in the light of a rumour that DGP PS Gill is set to join the SAD (B) formally after his retirement on September 30. The DGP was expected to contest the Moga seat on SAD (B) ticket in the forthcoming assembly elections.



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